Our shaft is on a truck somewhere and headed to Astoria to fitted to the coupler and prop.
Fishing is unreal right now.
One buddy was done by 11:00 with 61 and another buddy did about the same.
The crazy thing is that they were 60 miles apart and there are fish everywhere in between.
We can't wait to get back out there.
The guys felt a bad vibration today and had a diver come out to see if anything was wrapped on the prop or shaft.
It looked clean but still vibrated, so they went to put her in the slip.
Apparently the shaft snapped and the prop is sitting in front of our slip.
The diver is headed back and a shaft is on order, but we will be down for 5-10 days
Today was a meat trip, as I needed 30 tuna for canning and my crew wanted some too.
We ran SW and were into fish pretty quickly.
It was never red hot, but was never slow.
We ended up plugging the boat and a big kill bag too, with 63 nice sized tuna.
Mike P and Darrell are at it in the AM.
Mike P and Craig ran out to the honey hole and something was off as they were not marking fish.
They went SW searching for them and after a slow morning it lit up in the afternoon.
The ocean was still pretty sloppy, but is going to be real nice in a few days.
I can't wait for Monday's trips.
Darrell and Mike P headed out today all jacked up after yesterday.
The ocean was sporty and got worse.
I knew they were in trouble when Mark Coleman texted me looking for info, as everyone was having a hard time fishing in the slop.
I don't have a final report, but they were single digits around 2:00.
Saturday's forecast is looking better but not great.
Our crew wanted to be back at the dock by 2:00.
I said, good luck, but Cpt Darrell and Cpt Craig, said no problem.
They went back to the honey hole and were in fish right away.
By 1:30 they were back at the dock with 40 plus fat tuna.
Fishing is excellent right now.
Our crew was light and the customers asked me if I wanted to be a fisherman for the day and I could not resist.
We ran out around 38 miles and were into fish immediately.
Fishing was amazing and never let up.
We ended up with 6 guys with sore arms and 61 fat tuna.
We ran deep SW past the corners to the commercial fleet.
It was hot right away with 9 fish hitting the deck in the first 20 minutes or so.
Then it died.
We were marking TONS of bait and tuna as we trolled SW.
We picked off fish here and there until we had 26 and it was time to go.
We knew it would go WFO, as there were fish stacked everywhere.
It did, 30 minutes after we left, and a buddy crushed it and ended up with 46.
The good news is that there are a lot of fish 36 miles out.
Cpt Darrel and Cpt Craig are at it in the AM.
Cpt MikeP and Cpt Darrell ran SW around 40 miles and got into them pretty good.
They are coming in with 35 tuna.
Live bait finally showed up and so did the tuna.
Sitting out the wind tomorrow, but at it again on Monday.
We are fishing salmon until Monday, but 2 buddies did very, very well today.
One got 50 and ran out of ice and the other was in the mid 30's.
All fish were caught within our range as they were 40-50 miles out.
John and Mike are at it, on Monday and I will get a full report up then.